Roman Provincial Imperial coin, bronze, billon tetradrachm. Struck during the reign of Lucius Domitius Aurelianus Augustus in honor of his wife Severina in Alexandria, Egypt, 270-275 C.E. The head of Severina wears a diadem and faces right in profile, on obverse with the inscriptions "OV(lambda)(pi) CEVHPINA CEB" surrounding image. On reverse, a standing figure of an eagle, the bird of Jupiter or Jove, faces right and holds a wreath in its beak with the inscriptions "ETOVC S" on left and right of image.
Date range: 270-275 C.E.
Reference: David Sear, "Roman Coins and Their Values", (Vol III, 2005), #11714, pg 440
|Credit line||Gift of Arthur G. and Roswitha Haas|
|Place of Origin||Africa/Egypt/Alexandria|